Somebody to Love (Remix)” is a remix of the original song on Never Say Never: The Remixes and features Usher.

In Japan, the song was released dually with "Never Say Never" as a double A-side single.

Background[edit | edit source]

The demo of Somebody to Love was given by Perez Hilton through iChat to Scooter Braun.[1]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

[Intro: Justin Bieber & Usher]
Gotta, gotta keep you
G-g-got got
Gotta, gotta keep you closer, it feels so right
Oh (Oh, oh, oh)
Ohoh

[Verse 1: Justin Bieber]
For you, I’d write a symphony
I’d tell the violin, it’s time to sink or swim
Watch ‘em play for you
For you I’d be, whoa oh, running a thousand miles
Just get you where you are, step to the beat of my heart

[Pre-Chorus: Justin Bieber]
I don’t need a whole lot but for you I admit I
I’d rather give you the world or we can share mine
I know I won’t be the first one giving you all this attention
But baby listen

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
I just need somebody to love
I-I don’t need too much, just somebody to love
Somebody to love, I don’t need nothing else
I promise girl I swear, I just need somebody to love
I need somebody, I-I need somebody
I need somebody, I-I need somebody

[Verse 2: Usher & Justin Bieber & together]
Every day I bring the sun around
I sweep away the clouds, smile for me, smile for me
I-I would take every second, every single time
Spend it like my last dime, step (Step, step) to the beat of my heart

[Pre-Chorus: Usher]
I don’t need a whole lot but for you I admit I
I’d rather give you the world or you can share mine
I know I won’t be the first one giving you all this attention
So baby listen to me

[Chorus: Justin Bieber & Usher & together]
I just need somebody to love, oh no no no no no no
I-I don’t need too much, just somebody to love yeah
Somebody to love, I don’t need nothing else
I promise girl I swear, I just need somebody to love
I need somebody, I-I need somebody (Oh yeah)
I need somebody, (To love) I-I need somebody, somebody (Yeah) to love
I need somebody, I-I need somebody to love
I need somebody, I-I need somebody, I just need somebody to love

[Bridge: Justin Bieber & Usher & together]
Tell her JB
And you can have it all (Yeah), anything you want (Yeah)
I can bring, give you the finer things, yeah
But what I really want, I can’t find ‘cause money can’t find me
Somebody to love, oh
Find me somebody to love, ohoh whoa, ohoh

[Chorus: Justin Bieber & Usher & together]
I need somebody to love, yeah, oh
I-I don’t need too much, just somebody to love
Somebody to love, I don't need nothing else
I promise girl I swear, I just need somebody to love
I need somebody, I-I need somebody to love, yeah yeah
I need somebody, I-I need somebody, somebody to love
I need somebody, I-I need somebody to love
I need somebody I swear, I-I need somebody, I just need somebody to love

[Outro: Justin Bieber & Usher]
I need somebody, I need somebody
I need somebody, I-I need somebody
Tell my friend right now
(To love)
I need somebody to love, I need somebody
Like I need somebody, I-I need somebody
Is she out there? Is she out there?
Is she out there?
Tell my friend right now but I
Is she out there?
Like I just need somebody to love
JB, UR, yeah man


Music video[edit | edit source]

Somebody to Love (Remix)
General information
Shot May 12, 2010
Released June 16, 2010
Director(s) Dave Meyers
Length 3:38
Cinematography by
Editor(s)
Producer(s)
Choreographer Jamaica Craft
Location

The music video for the official remix version featuring Usher was filmed during the week of May 9, 2010, directed by Dave Meyers. The video was choreographed by Jamaica Craft, notable for her work with choreography on videos for Usher and Ciara. Rather than a storyline as in Bieber's previous videos, the video focuses on a dance and choreography aspect. Meyers stated that he wanted the video to be more playful, stating,

We're bringing Justin into the world of dance on this one, giving Justin the chance to integrate to different styles of dance. So we kind of kept it simple with the art direction, just real graphic and really highlighting the dance. No big story lines, no crowds of people, just real clean.

A preview of the video was posted on AOL's PopEater.com, and subsequently on Bieber's VEVO channel, including behind the scenes clips of Bieber with the dancers, and highlights of the video with Usher and in front of a green screen. Bieber said, "It's really awesome to be able to work with professional dancers, you know, people that were in, like, ABDC, and also got an approval from choreographer Jamaica, who said Bieber was "killing it" and that she didn't have to give him any corrections. It made its premiere during the June 17, 2010 results show of the seventh season of So You Think You Can Dance, and was introduced by Usher after his performance of "OMG". It later premiered that night on VEVO and on June 18, 2010 on 20/20. The video features dance crews including, America's Best Dance Crew season 5 winners Poreotics, and Season 3's runner up The Beat Freaks, as well as The Syrenz, LXD, Medea Sirkas, solo acts Simrin Player and Bboy Fly, and other dancers and crews. Singer/actress and model Katerina Graham makes a cameo in a scene with Poreotics. Bieber's best friend Ryan Butler, who appeared in the "One Time" video, also appears alongside Bieber, wearing a t-shirt advertising his Twitter account. According to Tamar Antai of MTV News the video "makes vague allusions" to clips for Busta Rhymes' "Pass the Courvoisier, Part II" and Chris Brown's "Wall to Wall". A backpack choreography scene with LXD recalls Usher's 1997 video for "You Make Me Wanna".

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